2009 British Columbia general election

The 2009 British Columbia general election was held on May 12, 2009, to elect members of the Legislative Assembly in the Canadian province of British Columbia. The British Columbia Liberal Party (BC Liberals) formed the government of the province prior to this general election under the leadership of Premier Gordon Campbell. The British Columbia New Democratic Party (BC NDP) under the leadership of Carole James was the Official Opposition.

2009 British Columbia general election

← 2005 May 12, 2009 2013 →

85 seats of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
43 seats were needed for a majority
Turnout50.99%[1] Decrease 7.2 pp
  First party Second party Third party
Leader Gordon Campbell Carole James Jane Sterk
Party Liberal New Democratic Green
Leader since September 11, 1993 November 23, 2003 October 21, 2007
Leader's seat Vancouver-Point Grey Victoria-Beacon Hill Ran in Esquimalt-Royal Roads (Lost)
Last election 46 33 0
Seats won 49 35 0
Seat change Increase3 Increase2 Steady0
Popular vote 751,661 691,564 134,570
Percentage 45.82% 42.15% 8.21%
Swing Increase0.03% Increase0.62% Decrease0.97%

Popular vote by riding. As this is an FPTP election, seat totals are not determined by popular vote, but instead via results by each riding. Click the map for more details.

Premier before election

Gordon Campbell

Premier after election

Gordon Campbell

The election was the first contested on a new electoral map completed in 2008, with the total number of constituencies increased from 79 in the previous legislature to 85. Under amendments to the BC Constitution Act passed in 2001, BC elections are now held on fixed dates which are the second Tuesday in May every four years.

A second referendum on electoral reform was held in conjunction with the election.

The election did not produce a significant change in the province's political landscape. The BC Liberals, who had been in power since the 2001 provincial election, were returned to power, constituting the first time in 23 years a party has won three elections in a row. As a result of the seat redistribution, both the Liberals and the New Democrats gained seats, and both parties increased their popular vote by less than one per cent over 2005. Each party lost two incumbent MLAs: the BC NDP's Jenn McGinn and Charlie Wyse, and the Liberals' John Nuraney and Wally Oppal were defeated. All other seat changes in the election resulted from the new seats or from retiring incumbents.

Voter turnout was 50.99% of eligible voters (1,651,567 registered voters).

Political parties Edit

British Columbia Liberal Party Edit


Leader: Gordon Campbell

The BC Liberal party dropped from 72 to 46 seats in the legislature after the 2005 provincial election. Having formed a majority government since 2001 the party promoted its own track record as the government. Much of the party's platform was revealed in the 2009 Budget which included a three-year fiscal plan including revenue expectations, tax measures, and spending priorities. The budget proposed cost savings from reduced budgets in half of the ministries, 76% less government advertising, public sector wage freezes, and less spending on government travel costs, contracted professional services, and discretionary spending. The budget plan proposed to increase spending by $4.8 billion over 3 years for healthcare, $300 million over three years for social services, and $800 million more annually for education, as well as some new funding for childcare, policing, victims services, and social housing. The BC Liberal platform, some of it already promised in the budget, advocates hospital improvements in Surrey, Victoria, Vernon, Fort St. John and Kelowna; travel and accommodation assistance to families who must travel long distances to be with their children when they are receiving care; new measures to help remote communities get new access to fresh fruit and vegetables; provide citizens electronic access to their health records; establishing voluntary five-year-old kindergarten classes; establishing a law school at Thompson Rivers University, a medical school at UBC Okanagan, and a Wood Design and Innovation Centre at UNBC; doubling the BC Training Tax Credit; exempting the first $20,000 of seniors' pension income from income tax; legislating a Residents Bill of Rights for seniors living in residential care facilities and a registry for residential care aides; installing cameras to monitor school yards and high-risk public areas; outlaw dumping of raw sewage into the Strait of Juan de Fuca and help build a new sewage treatment plan for Greater Victoria.[2]

New Democratic Party of British Columbia Edit


Leader: Carole James

Under Carole James' leadership the NDP won 33 seats in the 2005 election and two by-elections in 2008. Among other points, its platform involved repealing the carbon tax, instituting a cap and trade plan of greenhouse gas emissions, adopting California's tough vehicle tailpipe emission standards, expanding the capacity and efficiency of public hospitals, instituting health care wait time guarantees, a 1-year small business tax holiday, freezing post-secondary tuition fees, hire more Crown Prosecutors, restoring public oversight to BC Ferries, restricting raw log exports, increasing the minimum wage to $10/hr indexed to inflation, placing a moratorium on new private run-of-the-river power projects, reinstating the Buy BC program, creating a new Rural Economic Development Fund, and promoting farm gate sales of agricultural products (including meat).[3]

Green Party of British Columbia Edit


Leader: Jane Sterk

The Green Party ran a full slate of candidates, as it did in 2005 when it won over 9 percent of the vote but no seats in the legislature. Its new leader was Jane Sterk, a former Esquimalt councillor. It supported the BC-STV proposal in the referendum. The party released its platform in a book titled British Columbia's Green Book, 2009—2013. Amongst other points, it advocated balanced budgets, reducing taxes on industry and business while increasing taxes on pollution, creating a Green Venture Capital Fund to invest in green collar jobs, directing 1% from the PST to municipal governments, allowing municipalities to issue municipal bonds, creating a provincial police force, reducing tuition fees by 20%, increasing funding to post-secondary institutions, refunding full tuition fees to graduates who work and live in the province for five years after receiving their degree, banning use of cosmetic pesticides, expanding the Medical Service Plan (to cover chiropractic, physiotherapy, eye exams, massage therapy, routine physical exams, and counselling for addictions), creating a Guaranteed Livable Income by unifying all current income support programs, supporting harm reduction practices, regulating cannabis, halting river-based hydro projects pending a review of the environmental assessment process, re-establishing BC Ferries as a Crown corporation, halting the Gateway Program, using usage based insurance for ICBC rates, and creating a BC Legacy Fund from oil and gas royalties for municipal and rural community projects.[4]

Minor parties Edit

  British Columbia Conservative Party

Leader: Wilf Hanni

The Conservatives nominated 24 candidates, up from seven candidates in 2005 when they won 0.55% of the vote. In spite of his low profile party leader Wilf Hanni participated in a leaders' "Forum" in May 2009.[5] Their platform advocated, among other points, competitive and performance-based healthcare delivery within a publicly funded system, opposing the Recognition and Reconciliation Bill with Aboriginal peoples, returning treaty responsibility to the federal government, repealing the carbon tax and opposing a carbon trading system, expanding resource development (including offshore drilling), reducing the PST by 1%, harmonizing the PST with the Federal GST, eliminating the Property Transfer Tax, rolling back salary increases of MLAs and senior government employees, permitting parents more choices in which schools to send their children to and funding the schools accordingly, repealing the Corren Agreement, reducing tuition fees for students who meet certain standards in post-secondary education, light rail transit in southern Vancouver Island and in Chilliwack, eliminating tolls on bridges (including a proposed toll on the Port Mann Bridge), work requirements on public projects for criminals serving time in jail, a new program to address small crime separately from more serious crimes, creation of a program called Communities That Care to strengthen family dynamics and reduce negative youth behaviors, publishing a Criminal Offenders Registry, creating a substantive appeal process beyond the BC Human Rights Tribunal, enact a 'Right to a Free Vote' legislation for MLAs to freely vote in the Legislature, hold votes for federal senators, and implement a preferential voting system for provincial elections.[6]

  British Columbia Libertarian Party

Leader: None

The Libertarian Party ran six candidates in this election, as it did in 2005. The party supported reducing government involvement in delivery of health care, education, and car insurance; reducing taxes as services are privatized; and reducing government regulation on guns and drugs.[7]

  British Columbia Marijuana Party

Leader: Marc Emery

The Marijuana Party ran one candidate in this election and endorsed the Green Party. In 2005 it ran 44 candidates, while in 2001 it ran a full slate.[8]

  BC Refederation Party

Leader: Mike Summers

The Refederation Party nominated 22 candidates, up from four candidates in 2005 under its previous name the "Western Refederation Party of BC". The party mainly advocates for direct democracy based on the Swiss model, the creation of a provincial constitution, and re-negotiating with the federal government the terms of confederation. According to its website its platform also includes the creation of a provincial police force, homogeneous schools and classes of students with similar abilities, reinstating alternative medical options (such as physiotherapy, dental, and chiropractic) into the Medical Services Plan and placing the Medical Services Plan under the jurisdiction of Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, making WorkSafe an enforcement agency only by moving its insurance component to ICBC, a moratorium on run-of-river hydro projects and fish farms, holding a referendums on the Trade, Investment and Labour Mobility Agreement and the sale of Crown Corporations, and a judicial review of the sale of BC Rail.[9]

  Communist Party of British Columbia

Leader: George Gidora

The Communist Party of BC is the provincial branch of the national Communist Party. It had three candidates running in the 2009 election, as it did in 2005. The CPBC campaigned against BC-STV in favour of Mixed Member Proportional representation. It advocates progressive tax based on ability to pay, raising the minimum wage to $16/hour indexed to the cost of living, ending the $6/hour training wage, holding a public inquiry into the sale of BC Rail, banning raw log exports, requiring by legislation the processing of timber locally for export, banning evictions for the purpose of renovation, scrapping the Gateway Program, holding elections for the TransLink board with a $1 single zone fare for the Lower Mainland, removing guns and tasers from transit police, eliminating tuition fees, expanding the apprenticeship program, lowering the voting age to 16, withdrawing from the Trade, Investment and Labour Mobility Agreement, and reintegrating BC Transmission Corporation back into BC Hydro.[10]

  Nation Alliance Party

Leader: Wei Ping Chen

The Nation Alliance Party is a new party that nominated two candidates in this election, both in Richmond ridings. The party seeks to promote the rights of ethnic minorities and recent immigrants. Among other points, it advocates promoting participation in the public affairs, promoting non-violence, and opposing racialism.[11]

  People's Front

Leader: Charles Boylan

The People's Front is the provincial wing of the Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist) which generally advocates, among other points, increased spending on health, education and other social programs, a moratorium on the debt, hereditary rights of the Aboriginal peoples, recognition of the equality of all languages and cultures, instituting recall elections, and rights for individuals to initiate legislation.[12] It nominated four candidates in this election, down from five in 2005 and 11 in 2001.

  Reform Party of British Columbia

Leader: David Charles Hawkins

The BC Reform Party nominated four candidates. It had only one candidate in the 2005 election but nine in 2001 and a full slate of 75 in the 1996 election. According to its website, its platform includes, amongst other points, replacing the provincial income tax with a sales tax and a business tax on gross receipts, use of an employee payroll credit, repudiation of any carbon taxes and carbon credit trading, re-establishing public equity in BC Investment Management Corporation, re-establishment a Grand jury system, restrictions on judicial reviews of legislative actions, and elections for local provincial court judges.[13]

  Sex Party

Leader: John Ince

Billing itself as "the world's first sex-positive party", the Sex Party nominated three candidates in Vancouver ridings, as it did in 2005. According to its website, its platform includes, amongst other points, requiring sexual health and hygiene education in schools, requiring school districts to establish professional support programs to address discrimination of sexual minorities, providing provincial funding for institutes studying and teaching human sexuality or researching sexuality policy issues, reserve designate areas for nudists on all public parks and beaches larger than one hectare, establish a Sex Worker Empowerment Program as an agency providing counseling, education, and advocacy to sex workers, requiring municipalities to treat sex toy businesses as other retail businesses, repeal sex negative regulations, requiring all long term care institutions to articulate a sexuality policy that is non-judgmental about residents' sexuality, creating a Sex-Positive Press Council to expose overt and subtle censorship in BC media, changing Victoria Day to Eros Day to celebrate and encourage sex-positive expression, and proclaiming Valentine's Day a statutory holiday.[14]

  Western Canada Concept

Leader: Doug Christie

The Western Canada Concept had one candidate running in this election, down from two candidates in the 2005 election. The party strongly advocates independence for western Canada, and amongst other points advocates for anti-abortion legislation, strong private property rights, balanced budgets, promotion of cultural assimilation rather than multiculturalism, and compulsory public service with a volunteer armed forces.[15]

  Work Less Party of British Columbia

Leader: Conrad Schmidt

The WLP is an anti-materialist political movement that hopes to achieve socialist and green ends through, among other things, the promotion of a four-day, 32-hour work-week.[16] The party had 2 candidates down from 11 in 2005. The 2005 BC election marked the debut in Western politics of any registered party expressly driven by the ideology of voluntary simplicity.

  Your Political Party

Leader: James Filippelli

The party nominated one candidate in 2005 and two in 2009. Among other points, it advocates publishing reports explaining where every tax dollar is spent, free votes in the legislature, making all campaign promises legally binding, requiring MLAs hold public townhall-style meetings at least once every four months, labelling products sold in BC indicating environmental standards, adding generating capacity to existing dams, opening run-of-river dam project areas to recreational use, providing periodic written statements detailing the cost of each citizen's use of the health care system, provide forgivable loans to post-secondary students who continue to live and work in BC after graduation, permit more private post-secondary institutions, requiring all people serving time in jail to work to pay for the cost of their incarceration, legalization of marijuana, eliminate the property transfer tax, disallow restrictions on secondary suites and minimum home sizes, harvesting all Pine Beetle affected timber immediately, limiting the total allowable yearly fishing catch (rather than regulating length of the fishing season), require weekly educational programs for anyone receiving welfare payments, provide before and after school childcare, permitting private insurance companies to compete with ICBC.[17]

Timeline of the campaign Edit

April 10, 2008, passage of the Electoral Districts Act, 2008 moving BC from 79 to 85 constituencies.

October 29, 2008, by-elections in Vancouver-Burrard and Vancouver-Fairview, both won by the New Democrats.

April 14, 2009, the campaign will officially begin when the writ is issued.

April 24, 2009 1pm close of nominations for the election.

May 12, 2009, Election day.

Debates Edit

There was one TV debate featuring the leaders of the three major parties: Gordon Campbell, Carole James, and Jane Sterk on all three major BC networks on Sunday May 3 at 5:00 p.m.

CKNW had a debate of the three leaders on April 23 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

CBC Radio One had a debate of the three leaders on April 21 at 7:30 a.m.

Opinion polls Edit

Evolution of voting intentions at provincial level
Polling firm Last day
of survey
Source Liberal NDP Green Cons. Other ME Sample
Voting results 45.82 42.15 8.21 2.10 1.72
Ipsos May 7, 2009 1 · 2 47 39 10 4 ±3.5 800
Mustel May 7, 2009 [1] 47 38 12 3
Angus Reid May 6, 2009 [2] 44 42 10 2 2 ±3.1 1,013
Environics May 2, 2009 [3] 47 36 13 5
Angus Reid April 28, 2009 [4][permanent dead link] 42 39 13 3 3
Mustel April 7, 2009 [5] 52 35 12 1 ±4.5 483
Angus Reid March 25, 2009 [6] 43 37 13 4 3
Ipsos March 24, 2009 [7] 46 35 15 4
Mustel February 10, 2009 [8] 52 36 12 1
Mustel January 15, 2009 [9] 47 33 16 4
Election 2005 May 17, 2005 45.80 41.52 9.18 0.55 2.95

Results Edit

Party Party leader # of
Seats Popular vote
2005 Dissolution Elected % Change # % Change
Liberal Gordon Campbell 85 46 42 49 +6.52% 751,661 45.82 +0.02
  New Democrats Carole James 85 33 34 35 +6.06% 691,564 42.15 +0.63
Green Jane Sterk 85 - - - 134,616 8.21 -0.90
Conservative Wilf Hanni 24 - - - 34,451 2.10 +1.55
  Independent 14 - - 1 17,253 1.05 +0.05
  Refederation1 Mike Summers 22 - - - 3,748 0.23 +0.191
Libertarian (vacant) 6 - - - 1,486 0.09 +0.03
  No Affiliation 2 - - - 1,433 0.09 *
Reform David Charles Hawkins 4 - - - 1,106 0.07 +0.05
  Nation Alliance Wei Ping Chen 2 * - - 818 0.05 *
Communist George Gidora 3 - - - 433 0.03 +0.02
People's Front Charles Boylan 4 - - - 401 0.02 +0
Marijuana Marc Emery 1 - - - 361 0.02 -0.63
Your Political Party James Filippelli 2 - - - 335 0.02 -0.01
Work Less Conrad Schmidt 2 - - - 322 0.02 -0.07
Sex John Ince 3 - - - 319 0.02 +0
  Western Canada Concept Doug Christie 1 - - - 235 0.01 -0.01
Vacant 3  
Total 346 79 79 85 1,640,542 100% -12.1%
Source: "Statement of Votes: 39th Provincial General Election" (PDF). Elections BC. 2009. Retrieved December 26, 2011.
  1. The BC Refederation Party was previously known as the Western Refederation Party.
Popular vote
Seats summary

Results by riding Edit

  • Names in bold indicate party leaders and cabinet ministers.
  • The victorious Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) for each district has a coloured bar to the left of his or her name.
  • Incumbents who did not seek re-election are denoted by †
  • Because of the realignment of electoral boundaries, most incumbents did not represent the entirety of their listed district during the preceding legislative term.


Northern British Columbia Edit

Electoral district Candidates Incumbent
Liberal NDP Green Other
Nechako Lakes John Rustad
4,949 (55.76%)
Byron Goerz
3,133 (35.29%)
Gerard Riley
559 (6.30%)
Mike Summers
(Refed.) 235 (2.65%)
John Rustad
North Coast Herb Pond
3,110 (34.98%)
Gary Coons
5,097 (57.33%)
Lisa Girbav
683 (7.69%)
Gary Coons
Peace River North Pat Pimm
3,992 (41.35%)
Jackie Allen
1,293 (13.98%)
Liz Logan
1,010 (10.92%)
Arthur A. Hadland (Ind.) 2,899 (31.33%)
Sue Arntson (Refed.) 58 (0.62%)
Peace River South Blair Lekstrom
4,801 (63.08%)
Pat Shaw
2,057 (27.03%)
Grant Fraser
553 (7.00%)
Donna Young
(Ind.) 220 (2.89%)
Blair Lekstrom
Prince George-Mackenzie Pat Bell
9,816 (56.05%)
Tobias Lawrence
6,452 (36.84%)
Kevin Creamore
1,245 (7.11%)
Pat Bell
Prince George-Valemount Shirley Bond
9,072 (50.61%)
Julie Carew
6,737 (37.58%)
Andrej De Wolfe
1,225 (6.83%)
Don Roberts (Refed.) 113 (0.63%)
Gordon Dickie (Cons.) 780 (4.35%)
Shirley Bond
Skeena Donny Van Dyk
4,328 (37.46%)
Robin Austin
5,865 (50.77%)
Anita Norman
467 (4.04%)
Mike Brousseau (Cons.) 893 (7.73%) Robin Austin
Stikine Scott Groves
3,829 (45.16%)
Doug Donaldson
4,274 (50.41%)
Roger Benham
375 (4.43%)
Dennis MacKay
^a - Previously held by BC Liberal Richard Neufeld, who resigned his seat on January 19, 2009, following his appointment to the Senate on December 22, 2008.

Kootenays Edit

Electoral district Candidates Incumbent
Liberal NDP Green Other
Columbia River-Revelstoke Mark McKee
5,093 (37.95%)
Norm Macdonald
7,419 (55.29%)
Sarah Svensson
907 (6.76%)
Norm Macdonald
Kootenay East Bill Bennett
8,404 (51.21%)
Troy Sebastian
5,844 (35.62%)
Jen Tsuida
549 (3.35%)
Wilf Hanni (Cons.) 1,612 (9.82%) Bill Bennett
Kootenay West Brenda Binnie
4,072 (22.38%)
Katrine Conroy
12,126 (66.65%)
Andy Morel
1,791 (9.84%)
Zachary Crispin (Comm.) 204 (1.13%) Katrine Conroy
Nelson-Creston Josh Smienk
5,191 (31.42%)
Michelle Mungall
9,060 (54.83%)
Sean Kubara
1,189 (7.20%)
David Duncan (Cons.)1,083 (6.65%) Corky Evans

Okanagan, Shuswap and Boundary Edit

Electoral district Candidates Incumbent
Liberal NDP Green Other
Boundary-Similkameen John Slater
Lakhvinder Jhaj
Robert Grieve
Joe Cardoso
(Cons.) 3,596
new district
Kelowna-Lake Country Norm Letnick
Matthew Reed
Ryan Fugger
Mary-Ann Graham
(Cons.) 2,253
Alan Clarke
(Ind.) 571
Al Horning
Kelowna-Mission Steve Thomson
Tisha Kalmanovich
Crystal Wariach
Mark Thompson (Cons.) 2,531
Daniel Thorburn (Refed.) 51
Silverado Socrates (Ind.) 130
Sindi Hawkins
Penticton Bill Barisoff
Cameron Phillips
Julius Bloomfield
Chris Delaney (Cons.) 2,095
Wendy Dion (Refed.) 78
Bill Barisoff
Shuswap George Abbott
Steve Gunner
Michel Saab
Beryl Ludwig (Cons.) 2,374
Chris Emery (BCMP) 361
George Abbott
Vernon-Monashee Eric Foster
Mark Olsen
Huguette Allen
Dean Skoreyko (Cons.) 1,972
R.J. Busch
(Refed.) 76
Gordon Campbell (Not Affil.) 1,397
Tom Christensen
Westside-Kelowna Ben Stewart
Tish Lakes
Robin McKim
Peter Neville
(Cons.) 1,772
Rick Thorpe

Thompson and Cariboo Edit

Electoral district Candidates Incumbent
Liberal NDP Green Other
Cariboo-Chilcotin Donna Barnett
6,259 (47.85%)
Charlie Wyse
6,171 (47.18%)
Eli Taylor
650 (4.97%)
Charlie Wyse
Cariboo North Bruce Ernst
6,501 (45.95%)
Bob Simpson
7,004 (49.51%)
Doug Gook
643 (4.54%)
Bob Simpson
Fraser-Nicola Ella Brown
5,830 (42.72%)
Harry Lali
6,703 (49.12%)
Desiree Maher-Schley
891 (6.53%)
Dian Brooks (Refed.)
223 (1.63%)
Harry Lali
Kamloops-North Thompson Terry Lake
9,830 (46.94%)
Doug Brown
9,320 (44.50%)
April Snowe
1,418 (6.77%)
Wayne Russell (Refed.) 251 (1.20%)
Keston C. Broughton (Work Less) 124 (0.59%)
Kevin Kruegerb
Kamloops-South Thompson Kevin Krueger
12,548 (53.86%)
Tom Friedman
8,132 (34.90%)
Bev Markle
1,529 (6.56%)
Maria Dobi (Cons.)
1,090 (4.68%)
Claude Richmond
^b - Krueger sought re-election in the adjacent redrawn riding of Kamloops-South Thompson

Fraser Valley Edit

Electoral district Candidates Incumbent
Liberal NDP Green Other
Abbotsford-Mission Randy Hawes
Lynn Perrin
Bill Walsh
Randy Hawes
Abbotsford South John van Dongen
Bonnie Rai
Daniel Bryce
Gurcharan Dhaliwal (Cons.) 1,019
Tim Felger
(Ind.) 334
John van Dongen
Abbotsford West Mike de Jong
Taranjit Purewal
Karen Durant
Dalbir Benipal (Cons.) 1,043 Mike de Jong
Chilliwack John Les
Mason Goulden
Fraea Bolding
Benjamin Besler (Cons.) 2,672 John Les
Chilliwack-Hope Barry Penner
Gwen O'Mahony
Guy Durnin
Hans Mulder (Cons.) 1,198
Dorothy-Jean O'Donnell (P.F.) 93
Barry Penner
Fort Langley-Aldergrove Rich Coleman
Gail Chaddock-Costello 7,492 Travis Erbacher
Jordan Braun (Refed.) 387 Rich Coleman
Langley Mary Polak
Kathleen Stephany
Ron Abgrall
Mary Polak
Maple Ridge-Mission Marc Dalton
Mike Bocking
Michael Gildersleeve
Ian Vaughan (Reform) 325 new district
Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Ken Stewart
Michael Sather
Rob Hornsey
Jay Ariken
(Refed.) 140
Chum Richardson (Ind.) 202
Michael Sather

Surrey Edit

Electoral district Candidates Incumbent
Liberal NDP Green Other
Surrey-Cloverdale Kevin Falcon
Deborah Payment
Kevin Purton
Kevin Falcon
Surrey-Fleetwood Jagmohan Singh
Jagrup Brar
Christin Geall
Chamkaur Sandhu
(Con.) 818
new district
Surrey-Green Timbers Rani Mangat
Sue Hammell
Dan Kashagama
Sue Hammell
Surrey-Newton Ajay Caleb
Harry Bains
Trevor Loke
George Gidora
(Comm.) 58
Harry Bains
Surrey-Panorama Stephanie Cadieux
Debbie Lawrance
Murray Weisenburger
Jagrup Brarc
Surrey-Tynehead Dave Hayer
Pat Zanon
Gerald Singh
Dave Hayer
Surrey-Whalley Radhia Benalia
Bruce Ralston
Bernadette Kennan
Bruce Ralston
Surrey-White Rock Gordon Hogg
Drina Allen
Don Pitcairn
David Charles Hawkins (Reform) 464 Gordon Hogg
^c - Brar will seek re-election in new riding of Surrey-Fleetwood

Richmond and Delta Edit

Electoral district Candidates Incumbent
Liberal NDP Green Other
Delta North Jeannie Kanakos
Guy Gentner
Matthew Laine
Marc McPherson (Cons.) 756 Guy Gentner
Delta South Wally Oppal
Dileep Athaide
Duane Laird
Vicki Huntington (Ind.) 9,977
John Shavluk (Ind.) 60
Val Roddick
Richmond Centre Rob Howard
Kam Brar
Michael Wolfe
Kang Chen (NAP)
Olga Ilich
Richmond East Linda Reid
Shawkat Hasan
Stephen Rees
Wei Ping Chen
(NAP) 419
Linda Reid
Richmond-Steveston John Yap
Sue Wallis
Jeff Hill
Barry Chilton
(Cons.) 1,082
John Yap

Vancouver's eastern suburbs Edit

Electoral district Candidates Incumbent
Liberal NDP Green Other
Burnaby-Deer Lake John Nuraney
7,591 (45.67%)
Kathy Corrigan
8,103 (48.75%)
Bruce Friesen
928 (5.58%)
John Nuraney
Burnaby-Edmonds Lee Rankin
6,385 (38.36%)
Raj Chouhan
8,647 (51.94%)
Carrie McLaren
1,122 (6.74%)
Dan Cancade
(Lbt.) 493 (2.96%)
Raj Chouhan
Burnaby-Lougheed Harry Bloy
9,207 (48.45%)
Jaynie Clark
8,511 (44.79%)
Helen Chang
1,285 (6.76%)
Harry Bloy
Burnaby North Richard T. Lee
9,880 (48.19%)
Mondee Redman
9,332 (45.51%)
Doug Perry
1,292 (6.30%)
Richard T. Lee
Coquitlam-Burke Mountain Douglas Horne
8,644 (56.93%)
Heather McRitchie
5,393 (35.46%)
Jared Evans
907 (5.96%)
Paul Geddes
(Lbt.) 266 (1.75%)
new district
Coquitlam-Maillardville Dennis Marsden
9,145 (44.64%)
Diane Thorne
9,818 (47.93%)
Stephen Reid
1,040 (5.08%)
Doug Stead
(Ind.) 481 (2.35%)
Diane Thorne
New Westminster Carole Millar
8,240 (34.61%)
Dawn Black
13,418 (56.36%)
Matthew Laird
2,151 (9.03%)
Chuck Puchmayr
Port Coquitlam Bernie Hiller
7,896 (38.85%)
Mike Farnworth
11,121 (54.71%)
Cole Bertsch
994 (4.89%)
Brent Williams
(YPP) 137 (0.67%)
Lewis Dahlby
(Lbt.) 178 (0.88%)
Mike Farnworth
Port Moody-Coquitlam Iain Black
9,979 (52.15%)
Shannon Watkins
7,614 (39.80%)
Rebecca Helps
1,261 (6.59%)
Donna Vandekerkhove (Refed.) 82 (0.43%)
James Filippelli (YPP) 198 (1.03%)
Iain Black

Vancouver Edit

Electoral district Candidates Incumbent
Liberal NDP Green Other
Vancouver-Fairview Margaret MacDiarmid
11,034 (47.09%)
Jenn McGinn
9,881 (42.17%)
Vanessa Violini
2,232 (9.52%)
Matthew Barens
(Reform) 85 (0.36%)
Graham Clark
(Ind.) 165 (0.70%)
Alex Frei
(Refed.) 37 (0.16%)
Jenn McGinn
Vancouver-False Creek
Mary McNeil
9,223 (56.40%)
Jordan Parente
4,502 (27.53%)
Damian Kettlewell
2,144 (13.11%)
Otto Grecz
(Refed.) 27 (0.16%)
David Hutchinson (Cons.) 385 (2.35%)
Michael Halliday (Ind.) 73 (0.45%)
new district
Vancouver-Fraserview Kash Heed
9,549 (49.29%)
Gabriel Yiu
8,801 (45.43%)
Jodie Emery
904 (4.67%)
Andrew Stevano (Refed.) 118 (0.61%) Wally Oppald
Vancouver-Hastings Haida Lane
6,323 (32.32%)
Shane Simpson
10,857 (55.49%)
Ryan Conroy
2,012 (10.28%)
Dietrich Pajonk
(Sex) 99 (0.51%)
Chris Telford
(Work Less) 198 (1.01%)
Donna Petersen (P.F.) 76 (0.39%)
Shane Simpson
Vancouver-Kensington Syrus Lee
7,678 (40.63%)
Mable Elmore
9,930 (52.55%)
Doug Warkentin
1,288 (6.82%)
David Chudnovsky
Vancouver-Kingsway Bill Yuen
6,518 (38.96%)
Adrian Dix
9,229 (55.17%)
Rev Warkentin
699 (4.18%)
Matt Kadioglu
(Lbt.) 171 (1.02%)
Charles Boylan
(P.F.) 112 (0.67%)
Adrian Dix
Vancouver-Langara Moira Stilwell
10,643 (58.87%)
Helesia Luke
6,310 (35.16%)
Jean-Michel Toriel
1,067 (5.97%)
Vancouver-Mount Pleasant Sherry Wiebe
3,638 (20.80%)
Jenny Kwan
11,196 (63.95%)
John Boychuk
2,508 (14.28%)
Peter Marcus
(Comm.) 171 (0.97%)
Jenny Kwan
Vancouver-Point Grey Gordon Campbell
11,546 (50.38%)
Mel Lehan
9,232 (40.28%)
Stephen Kronstein
2,012 (8.78%)
John Ince
(Sex) 130 (0.56%)
Gordon Campbell
Vancouver-Quilchena Colin Hansen
15,731 (70.22%)
James Young
4,746 (20.74%)
Laura-Leah Shaw
2,024 (9.04%)
Colin Hansen
Vancouver-West End Laura McDiarmid
5,735 (32.65%)
Spencer Herbert
9,926 (56.51%)
Drina Read
1,582 (9.01%)
Scarlett Lake
(Sex) 90 (0.51%)
John Clarke
(Lbt.) 196 (1.12)
Menard Caissy
(Not Affil.) 36 (0.20%)
Spencer Herbert
^d - Wally Oppal sought re-election in riding of Delta South
^f - Previously held by BC Liberal Carole Taylor, who resigned on December 22, 2008

North Shore and Sunshine Coast Edit

Electoral district Candidates Incumbent
Liberal NDP Green Other
North Vancouver-Lonsdale Naomi Yamamoto
Janice Harris
Michelle Corcos
Ian McLeod (Cons.)

Ron Gamble (Reform) 232

Katherine Whittred
North Vancouver-Seymour Jane Thornthwaite
Maureen Norton
Daniel Quinn
Gary Hee (Cons.)
Daniel Jarvis
Powell River-Sunshine Coast Dawn Miller
Nicholas Simons
Jeff Chilton
Allen McIntyre (Refed.) 249 Nicholas Simons
West Vancouver-Capilano Ralph Sultan
Terry Platt
Ryan Windsor
David O. Marley (Ind.) 1,489
Eddie Petrossian (Cons.) 710
Tunya Audain
(Lbt.) 182
Ralph Sultan
West Vancouver-Sea to Sky Joan McIntyre
Juliana Buitenhuis
Jim Stephenson
Joan McIntyre

Vancouver Island Edit

Electoral district Candidates Incumbent
Liberal NDP Green Other
Alberni-Pacific Rim Dianne St. Jacques
5,605 (31.73%)
Scott Fraser
10,488 (59.36%)
Paul Musgrave
1,324 (7.49%)
Dallas Hills (Refed.)
250 (1.42%)
Scott Fraser
Comox Valley Don McRae
13,886 (47.30%)
Leslie McNabb
12,508 (42.61%)
Hazel Lennox
2,577 (8.78%)
Paula Berard (Refed.) 266 (0.90%)
Barbara Biley (P.F.) 120 (0.41%)
Cowichan Valley Cathy Basskin
9,258 (35.71%)
Bill Routley
12,468 (48.40%)
Simon Lindley
3,062 (11.79%)
Jason Murray (Cons.) 924 (3.56%)
Michial Moore (Refed.) 139 (0.54%)
new district
Nanaimo Jeet Manhas
8,012 (36.31%)
Leonard Krog
11,842 (53.33%)
Dirk Becker
2,028 (9.14%)
Linden Shaw (Refed.) 271 (1.22%) Leonard Krog
Nanaimo-North Cowichan Rob Hutchins
8,426 (35.52%)
Doug Routley
12,888 (54.33%)
Ian Gartshore
2,135 (9.00%)
Ron Fuson (Refed.)
271 (1.15%)
Doug Routley
North Island Marion Wright
8,937 (39.19%)
Claire Trevena
11,865 (52.03%)
Philip Stone
1,670 (7.32%)
William Mewhort (Ind.) 333 (1.46%) Claire Trevena
Parksville-Qualicum Ron Cantelon
13,716 (51.42%)
Leanne Salter
10,136 (38.00%)
Wayne Osborne
2,573 (9.64%)
Bruce Ryder (Refed.) 251 (0.94%) Ron Cantelon
^g - Previously held by BC Liberal Stan Hagen, who died in office on January 20, 2009.

Greater Victoria Edit

Electoral district Candidates Incumbent
Liberal NDP Green Other
Esquimalt-Royal Roads Carl Ratsoy
Maurine Karagianis
Jane Sterk
Maurine Karagianis
Juan de Fuca Jody Twa
John Horgan
James Powell
John Horgan
Oak Bay-Gordon Head Ida Chong
Jessica Van der Veen
Steven Johns
Ida Chong
Saanich North and the Islands Murray Coell
Gary Holman
Tom Bradfield
Murray Coell
Saanich South Robin Adair
Lana Popham
Brian Gordon
Douglas Christie (West Can.) 235 David Cubberley
Victoria-Beacon Hill Dallas Henault
Carole James
Adam Saab
Saul Andersen (Ind.)
Carole James
Victoria-Swan Lake Jesse McClinton
Rob Fleming
David Wright
Bob Savage (Refed.)
Rob Fleming

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